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Arkansas-LSU game notes

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Arkansas-LSU game notes

Arkansas Game Notes
LSU – 11/28/08

Team Notes
– Arkansas is now 33-20-2 against LSU. In their ninth overtime appearance, the Hogs are now 7-2 in overtime play. Tonight’s game marks the second overtime contest against the Tigers.

– Bobby Petrino coached teams are 43‐4 when scoring 30 or more points.

– Arkansas is now +13 in turnover margin this season. Last season the Razorbacks were ‐9. The Razorbacks recovered one fumble in tonight’s game.

– Greg Childs led the Razorback receivers in catches for the fifth time this season. He had five receptions for 124 yards. He is one of four Razorbacks to lead Arkansas in receiving this season (Jarius Wright 6‐139 vs. Missouri St., 5‐67 vs. Troy; Greg Childs 5‐140 vs. Georgia, 5‐85 vs. Auburn, 4‐135 vs. Florida, 3‐83 vs. Ole Miss, 5-124 vs. LSU; Joe Adams 6‐81 vs. Alabama, 3‐110 vs. Texas A&M, Eastern Michigan, 3‐109; D.J. Williams 7‐137 vs. S. Carolina, 6‐57 vs. Auburn). The Razorback receivers have combined for nine 100‐yard receiving games this season and had just five last year.

Individual Notes
– Ryan Mallett was 17‐39 for 227 yards and one touchdown pass on the day. He has 29 touchdown passes in 12 games this season. Mallett’s 227 yards passing give him 3,422 for the season, making him the first Razorback to throw for 3,000 yards in a season and improving on Arkansas’ single‐season record which he set against Troy on Nov. 14. In his last three games, Mallett has thrown 11 touchdown passes.

– Ryan Mallett’s 29 touchdown passes this season through 12 games are as many or more than the Razorbacks threw in every season dating back to the 1947 season. Arkansas and former quarterback Clint Stoerner (1998) had thrown for 26 passes in a season one other time. Mallett has passed for at least one touchdown in 11 of 12 games as a Razorback and in 13 of his 15 career starts.

– Joe Adams made his first catch of the game early in the fourth quarter. The catch continued his steak of hauling in at least one pass in every game he has played in (21 games). He ended the night with two grabs for 13 yards.

– Dennis Johnson led the Razorbacks in rushing. He had nine carries for 78 yards. He also returned four kicks for 75 yards.

– Alex Tejada hit 47-yard field goal half way through the first quarter to tie his career best (Chattanooga 2007) and record a season long. He hit a 35-yarder at the end of the first half and a 40-yarder in the fourth quarter. He also converted three extra‐point attempts on the day. His only miss of the game came in overtime on a 36-yard field goal. On the year, he is now 14‐18 on field goal attempts and 56‐58 on extra‐point opportunities. Tejada now has 134 PATs which makes him Arkansas’ all‐time leader for PATs in a career. He broke his tie with former leader Bill McClard (125), a mark that had stood for 38 years.

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